Known for its authentic Northern Italian cuisine, the new Armani’s restaurant features a fresh, sophisticated design and an atmosphere ideal for a romantic dinner for two, a get-together with friends or an upscale business function. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tampa Bay, guests can take in spectacular panoramic views during dinner and enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio before or after their meal.
Armani’s signature antipasto bar allows guests to create their own first course from a selection of more than 30 items and a dedicated station offers fresh made-to-order Caesar salads. Armani’s “primi piatti” menu includes vegetarian, pasta and soup selections, while main courses range from veal scaloppini in a truffle sauce over mascarpone polenta to wild salmon on pan fried risotto bianco.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 6pm - 10:00pm
Courtney Campbell Causeway SR60 Exit Bayport Dr.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Armani's features live piano music from the lounge Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Valet parking is located at the Hotel Entrance and is complimentary with dinner at Armani's.
Chef Robert Maggi
Private Party Facilities:
Armani's menu and service can be duplicated for a private function anywhere on the property.
For more details, please call 813.207.6800.
Private Party Contact:
Kathleen Morgan: 8132076800x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Armani's Ratings and Reviews
Service and view are impeccable. The foo ...
Service and view are impeccable. The food lacks anything special. Flavor combinations- I had the Lobster and Lamb chef's special- were unrefined and missing any remarkable palette. My table mate's Swordfish was the same way. It is one of the most expensive restaurants in the area. I would expect the food to be stellar.
Have been going to Armani's for over 20 ...
Have been going to Armani's for over 20 years for special occasions, this time was the first disappointment. We were there last December for our anniversary and had the best veal Marsala which was pounded thin and undoubtedly the best i ever had. This time 3 people in our party ordered the veal on my recommendation. It was thick, not hot and just so so. Very disappointed in the "new" menu, my bolagnase was very good except the pasta was over cooked. All in all not happy for what we expected and had experienced in the past.
Went to Armani's for our wedding anniver ...
Went to Armani's for our wedding anniversary. We arrived and waiting about 7-10 minutes for a hostess. Their were 3 other parties in front of us so my husband and I just got out of line and went to the bar for a drink. The tables were not full so not sure where the hostess was. Overall the food was good but it wasn't so awesome that we would come more often. The prices were higher then they should be. We have no problem paying premium + for an epic meal but I didn't think anything was so great that would make us really wish to go back again and again. The view is beautiful though.
Although the view is unbeatable and the ...
Although the view is unbeatable and the server was pleasant and brought my wife two "free" scoops of ice cream for her birthday, her steak was full of grizzle that she quite eating it. The noise level was horrible with a group of six young women approximately ten yards away laughing extremely loud. There were two couples closer to them than us and if I had been one of those two parties I would have complained, but my wife told me to live with the noise. Far over priced for the meal and environment that we experienced, so won't be back.
It was outstanding. I would definitely ...
It was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The food was delicious, view was beautiful. It was a perfect night my glass was never empty someone was always there to fill it before it got to the bottom. Everyone was so polite. The music was a sort of classical blend and the lighting is dim it is very romantic, but also business friendly
Literally, the worst meal I have had in ...
Literally, the worst meal I have had in a very long time. The lobster bisque was brown like gravy and lukewarm. My wife's Osso Bucco was tough/chewy and had a strange flavor. My Ribeye steak was tough and absolutely flavorless. This was our 26th wedding anniversary and we were extremely disappointed. This will be our last visit.
It had been 25 years since our last dini ...
It had been 25 years since our last dining experience with Armani's. Previous experiences were superb and very little has changed...Stellar service, cuisine, opulence and views just as breathtaking as we remember. Armani's is truly where you go to have dining experience. If only they could have been relocated with us. Armani's...It's all great and you will not be disappointed!
Our waiter was rude and not attentive. ...
Our waiter was rude and not attentive. All four people in our party were very disappointed in our meal s. Risotto was dry and not creamy, lukewarm as well. Salmon was under cooked. Carbonara was ok, cool also. Bolignese was fair. Everything came out lukewarm.
View is fabulous, everything else was sub par. My first bad food and service experience in Tampa.
What a lovely place for an anniversary d ...
What a lovely place for an anniversary dinner! We arrived early in order to have drink while watching the sun set. Our table in the bar overlooked Tampa Bay from the 14th floor. We watched the birds fish and a lone kayaker navigate the inshore waters. As the sunset and the lights came up on the causeway, it was beautiful and romantic. A piano player arrived and began tickling the keys. We had a very accommodating waitress in the bar.
After our drinks, we claimed out dinner reservations and sat on the airport side, overlooking the runway and the landing planes at TIA . Every dish was complex and thoroughly delicious. My particular favorites were their take on caprese salad and the rock shrimp carbonara. Armani's version of the caprese salad (called burrata) was, frankly, every bit as delicious as the caprese salad I had in a cooking school in Florence, Italy. As for the carbonara, it is not the drowned in cream version seen in many of the chain Italian restaurants here in Florida. How wonderful and complex it was, and the seafood was so delicately balanced by the absolutely al dente spaghetti.
The only faux pas of the evening was the restaurant's failure to acknowledge our anniversary, which was noted at the time of the reservation. As from that, it was truly a meal to remember!
Food was ok not great relative to high p ...
Food was ok not great relative to high prices. The service is utterly transactional and insincere. Most uncoordinated service. Had to wait half an hour for a pice of bread. Maitre d was missing so no one to complain to. Mess left on the table and not cleared for the whole meal.
After not having been to Armanis for 15 ...
After not having been to Armanis for 15 years, we decided to head there to celebrate a birthday with four of us. We timed it to catch the amazing sunset (which it was) and were pleased with Armani's updated decor (now some years old). Every entree was good and the antipasto bar was a hit. The wine list is medium at best with very little imagination. The service was good, but the attentiveness was not even close to acceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. We found ourselves looking for our waiter about 6 times through the 2 hours we were there. And, the craziest thing is that there was plenty of support staff and other wait staff walking, standing, talking, laughing around... that had nothing to do. Clearly they need to sharpen their model of service whereby the support staff can clear dishes, our a wine if a glass is empty, etc. So, my bottom line is that I would return for the view and feel of the place. Food is solid, but do not expect to have your socks knocked off. I think we are more likely to return for drinks and appetizers in the bar area vs. dinner any time soon.
Let me start by saying, my husband and I ...
Let me start by saying, my husband and I dine out often and all over the world. I don't write reviews. I feel this place is very overrated. There is a nice view, but the menu isn't to my tastes. It's lacking any healthier options, even the salad choices were poor. The lobster bisque is a disappointment, and that's my favorite type of soup. I try it everywhere it's on the menu. For an upscale restaurant I just expected more.
It truly was a dining experience. The fo ...
It truly was a dining experience. The food's presentation was 'awesome' as was the service by Stephanie . It has wonderful views especially out on the patio as you saw planes coming in/out and watching the sun set. Everything was delightful.
Went for an anniversary dinner- Original ...
Went for an anniversary dinner- Originally had an 8:15 reservation but they were able to seat us when we arrived early for a drink, at 7:30. The restaurant was rather noisy at the beginning of the meal due to a large party. Service was okay but felt like our table was a bit of an afterthought for the wait staff. Antipasti was okay but did not meet my expectations after reading all the reviews. It was very standard. Octopus appetizer was very tender. We got the Rock Shrimp Carbonara but it was barely warm and was underwhelming. The veal Milanese was delicious though. They gave us a dessert as we were celebrating our anniversary which was nice. The overall experience did not match the over $250 price tag though. I would go back for a drink in the bar but would spend the money for a dinner somewhere else in the future.
This normally spot on perfect dining exp ...
This normally spot on perfect dining experience lacked energy and enthusiasm around the food and service. The dining room apparently hungry for guests permitted shorts and flip flops. Even the hostess was clad in jeans.
This is a stunning setting with views of ...
This is a stunning setting with views of the water, sunset, etc. We enjoyed a leisurely meal, taking our drinks outside at one point to enjoy the view.
The food was delicious but I definitely reserve this for a special occasion due to the pricey menu. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
My one disappointment came when they brought our shared dessert and it had a chocolate leaf reading "Happy Anniversary". I had made a point of telling them two different times that we were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. Also, our table was about as far from the sunset view as could be and very close to the kitchen. I guess not everyone can get a prime seat. All in all, it was a memorable meal but not one I will repeat very often for a variety of reasons.
Next time, I will go up, order a drink from the bar, and head outside for a while.
The view is spectacular and the service ...
The view is spectacular and the service was good. We went there for my husband's birthday and none of us were impressed with the food- especially for the price. If you go, go for a sunset drink (and maybe an appetizer) on the terrace. Ambiance very nice as well.
The life entertainment in the bar area w ...
The life entertainment in the bar area was very loud.
When I confirmed my reservation, I asked for a table by the window. I was told that it was on a come first basis and they could not reserve a table in advance.
When we were seated ( low bench ) I asked if we could move to a table in front of us which happened to be a table with a view, I was told that the table was reserved.
I told our waitress that I was told that it was on a first come first serve....She told me no and offered a pillow to sit on.
Not exactly what i expected.
The 2 males at our table ordered an appetizer. My girlfriend and I were never asked if we would care for one.
My salmon was cold.
Overall, our experience was not satisfying and neither of the 4 of us have a desire to return.
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